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Sarah Model asked

I read somewhere that Han van Meegeren signed this work with "I.V.M." is this true and if so where is it located?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Hi Sarah, this work has indeed been signed (barely visible) in the left upper corner with IVmeer. Best, Friso Lammertse

Andrew asked

To whom is the Christ at Emmaus by van Meegeren on loan? When will it return to the Boijmans?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Dear Andrew, the work is on loan to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. It will return to Boijmans in April and will be on show again from 10 June, as part of the new collection presentation by Carel Blotkamp. Best, Rianne


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De Emmausgangers
Van Meegeren's Fake Vermeers

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'Christ at Emmaus' is the most famous falsification in Dutch art history. In 1937 the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen purchased this painting as an extraordinary Vermeer, right under the nose of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Only after the Second World War, following a confession by the master forger Han van Meegeren, was the 'Vermeer' unmasked as a clever fake.


Title The men at Emmaus
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 05
Dimensions (general) Width : 130,5 cm
Height : 118 cm
Makers Painter: Han van Meegeren
Accession number St 1
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1939
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1939
Age maker About 48 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Fake? (2016)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Han van Meegeren

Deventer 1889 - Amsterdam 1947